It has taken a LOOOONG time, but the day has finally come for me to do my first ever What I Ate Wednesday post! (Also known as WIAW – way less typing required).
I’ve been thinking about doing this for a long time, but I was on the fence for a while. I kept thinking – why would anyone really be interested in what i’ve eaten during the day? I don’t eat meat, so already a huge chunk of recipes are already taken out of the equation. Also, I tend to eat the same thing during the week for dinner, so there wouldn’t be much variety. Lastly, every time I take photos of food with my iPhone, they always turn out so awful looking that I couldn’t bear to post them online.
Those three reasons are what held me off for agessss, but then I thought of it in a different light:
a) Seemingly more and more people are becoming vegetarian or pescetarian these days. Those that still eat chicken and turkey tend to avoid red meat, and are looking for more meatless options. So perhaps my abundance of fish/egg/tofu meals wouldn’t be too offensive for most people
b) Rather than continuing to eat the same thing every evening for dinner, this would be a fantastic opportunity for me to try out some new meals that could be made fairly quickly in the evening, while utilizing all my groceries in several different recipes
c) Lastly – my iPhone photos! I always say to focus and work on the areas you can improve, rather than continually exploiting your strengths. One thing i’m still working on every day are my photography skills. I want to get better at capturing pictures, and knowing that they will be posted online for everyone to see will encourage me to work harder at getting that perfect shot!
After reading those three justifications for my WIAW quandary, you MIGHT say that i’m am literally the most positive person in the world (in the words of Chris Traeger). But in the end I want to do this to help you find some inspiration for your snacks and meals, and also to see that I don’t eat ‘clean’ 90% of the time. Even 80% of the time. There are a lot of pizzas that are thrown in throughout the week 😉
So without further adoooo, please admire my first ever WHAT I ATE WEDNESDAY:
Plain Greek yogurt, thawed frozen blueberries, nectarines, topped with hemp seeds, chia seeds, and buckwheat groats.
Mid Morning Snack
English muffin toasted with crunchy peanut butter + homemade blueberry jam
Asian lettuce salad topped with sauteed smoked tofu + peanut lime dressing
Swordfish steak with roasted red onion, red pepper, asparagus, and homemade potato fries
What did you have to eat this week that you loved?
What would you like to see more of?